A Transporter demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to transport acute, intensive and critical care patients in a timely manner by wheelchair, transcart, stretcher or bed. A Transporter provides indirect care when a nurse is present during travel and direct care when a nurse is not present during transit. A Transporter moves inpatients and outpatients to diagnostic testing and therapeutic areas, clinics, physician's offices, admissions and discharges throughout the complex and will move deceased adult or fetal demised patients to the morgue. A Transporter will assist with patient falls by retrieving the Hover Mat/Jack, lifting and moving the patient to a stretcher and transporting the patient back to his/her room. A Transporter must be able to communicate appropriately and work closely with nursing staff and co-workers. A high school diploma, GED, or applicable experience is required. Applicant must have experience working with the public with excellent communication skills. Patient care/transportation experience is preferred. Candidate must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds with the capability of pushing, pulling and maneuvering in excess of 200 pounds or more using transport required equipment. Applicant must complete a 3 day departmental training course and a minimum of 5 days of floor training upon hire.
High School diploma, G.E.D., or applicable experience required.
Experience working with the public and excellent communication skills required
Experience in patient care/transportation preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Valid C.P.R. certification is ongoing requirement after hire.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Same as Experience Requirements
Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English
Bilingual is a plus
Must be able to complete a 3 day training course
Houston Methodist - 19 months ago
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